Slow-Cooked Hot Fruit Salad

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours


10 servings

Updated: Feb. 23, 2023
My old-fashioned fruit salad is convenient to make in the slow cooker when your oven and stovetop are occupied with other dishes. It's delicious alongside roasted meats, or even served over pound cake for dessert. —Debbie Kimbrough, Lexington, Mississippi
Slow-Cooked Hot Fruit Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) sliced peaches, drained
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) sliced pears, undrained
  • 1 jar (23 ounces) chunky applesauce
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 326 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (57g sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein.